(Closed) Do you think this dress will photograph well?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i know what you mean and when photographing from a distance on a bright day you may not be able to pick out the detail.  however a lot of your photos will/should also be close ups and these will show the detail.  i would go with it if you love it so much. it is gorgeous and is definately vintage looking.  i think no matter what dress you get there will always be the problem of being able to see the detail from a distance in a photo as camera lenses work so differently from our eyes. 

Post # 4
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Beautiful dress. Chances are unless the photos are overexposed, the detailing will not be lost. If you are not sure, bring a camera when you try it one.

Post # 5
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Love the dress!  For what it’s worth, I was told by a coworker whose wife is a photographer that white balance is harder for digital, so that white-on-white detail doesn’t turn out as well with digital as it does with good old-fashioned film. (Maybe one of the photographers on the board can confirm?) If that’s really the case, maybe you can have the photographer switch to film for portrait-type shots?

Post # 6
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

A good photographer will make any dress look good, I really wouldn’t worry about it. In most wedding shots the sihouette of the dress stands out more than the detail so the flowers may not be as apparant as you like, but they definitely won’t look bad. Your husband and your guests will have seen you close up enough to admire the pretty flowers, and you will still have enough close-up photos in high-resolution that you can admire them in later.

My dress had flowers all over. Here’s an example of how it looked in the ceremony photos:



Post # 7
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

With a professional camera all the details show up clearly, unless you arent having a professional photographer?

Post # 8
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

The dress is gorgeous!

I have a photo background, as long as the photographer exposes correctly (digital or film) it will be fine.

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